Arrival and departure processes - Arequipa

Arrival and departure processes

National or international passengers on domestic flights

If you will depart from Aeropuerto Internacional Rodríguez Ballón to another city of the country, check your baggage, passenger documentation, and national identification number at the counter of the airline that will transport you.

If you are a local or international passenger you must pay $4.25 (national) and $ 11.80 (international) for the Single Fee for Airport Use - TUUA, which is already included in the air ticket, according to an agreement with the airlines that use airports administered by the AAP Joint Venture except international flights operated by Sky Airlines. It is important to mention that if the passenger exits the control area or departure lounge to the Main Hall and then want to enter again he/she must pay the corresponding TUUA.

Then, pass the airport security control.

Remember, you are prohibited to transport endangered animals or plants.

If you are arriving to Aeropuerto Internacional Rodríguez Ballón from another city in the country, only remove your baggage.

Arrival for international passengers

If you arrive in Peru through this airport, consider the following:

  • Fill the Andean Migration Card delivered by the airline before landing.
  • In the terminal, go through the Migrations Office in order to control your entry into the country.
  • If you are staying in Arequipa, you must collect your baggage and go through Customs control.


Departure for International Passengers

If you are going to leave the country, from Aeropuerto Internacional Rodríguez Ballón, remember to:

  • Check your documentation-passport and tickets-, and baggage at the counter of the airline on which you are traveling.
  • Pay $11.80 for the Single Fee for Airport Use - TUUA. This amount is already included in the ticket at all AAP Joint Venture airports except Sky Airlines international flights.
  • Pass the Migration Control and present the Andean Migration Card filled upon entering the country. In case of loss, you can fill another card upon paying a fine of S/.8.05, equivalent to just over US$ 3.00.
  • Pass the airport security control


Laws and Regulations for Departing Passengers on International Flights

For more information please visit the following website:

Temporary export: If you want to carry items -other than registered baggage- out of the country, for a while, previously you must declare them in the Airport Customs office.


Endangered flora and fauna: It is forbidden to take out endangered animals or plants. The control and protection of these species is in charge of the Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales - INRENA (National Institute of Natural Resources – INRENA). 
This airport has a Comité de Fauna Silvestre (Wild Fauna Committee) to control the exit of these species.


Transportation of pets and agricultural products: You must obtain the corresponding permits to transport a pet or agricultural product. The information can be obtained at the offices of the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria – SENASA. (National Agrarian Health Service – SENASA).


Handicrafts, textiles and paintings: The ceramic pieces, textiles, paintings, gold objects and others, considered national cultural heritage and its copies, must have a permit issued by the Instituto Nacional de Cultura – INC (National Institute of Culture – INC), to transport them.


Control of illicit drugs trade: Personnel of the Dirección Nacional Antidrogas – DINANDRO (Peru National Police"s Anti-Drug Directorate – DIRANDRO), is authorized to intervene and register passengers and their baggage, if there are signs of drug transport.


Both hand baggage and the one that goes in the airplane cabin can be reviewed at each airport in order to ensure the safety of all passengers.

Clothes and personal items that passengers carry for travel are considered as baggage. Therefore, when you start packing your baggage and carrying case you should remember those items that you cannot include in a baggage:


Absolutely prohibited elements:

Explosives, bleaches, acids, poisons, toxics, flammable liquids


Elements not allowed as hand baggage:

Infectious substances, matches, lighters, aerosols, pepper gas, flammable gas, compressed gas. (See more). [1]

Sharp-pointed elements like metal nail files and nail clippers, needles or knitting needles, tools, tweezers, among others.

Weapons [2]

Liquids (perfumes, liquors and others), gel, creams, stick deodorants, lipstick, toothpaste and aerosols can only be transported in the airplane hold. Some countries allow the transport of liquids, gels and aerosols in containers with less than 100 ml. each one, placed in a transparent bag to verify its contents. Each passenger can only transport one bag.

Firearms must be declared and discharged before they pass to the holds. 


Hand baggage

There is no charge and it is carried by the passenger within the airplane cabin.

It is allowed to carry a carrying case plus a personal belonging that can be a wallet, laptop, notebook, video camera or small baby diaper bag. Additionally, the passenger can carry a small camera, a book or magazine and a small duty free bag, as long as he carries these items with him or under the front seat (except the seats located at emergency exits). 
Passengers with special needs can be transported in the cabin, a folding wheelchair, with a pair of crutches or other orthopedic device.

Those traveling with children under two years old may enter with a chair, a car or a bassinet, if there is space available in the cabin.


Special baggage

The sporting goods must be packed in a bag or box in order to be transported. Assembled bikes should travel with handlebars fixed sideways and pedals removed. Also they must be protected to avoid damage to other baggage.  

Musical instruments must travel within their cases. If they are small, they can be carried in the cabin and replace the hand baggage allowance.

Pets (dogs, cats and small ornamental birds) travel in a cage or special container in the airplane hold. Their owners must have the permits.


Hold baggage

These are the objects, baggage or carrying cases traveling in the hold and have been weighed and checked in front of the passenger in the airline counter before boarding. They should be tightly sealed and labeled so you can remove them at your destination or claim in case of loss. 

Its weight should not exceed 23 kilos or 50 pounds and its dimensions should not exceed 203 cm. / 80 linear inches (adding width + height + length). 


[1] Mechanical and pyrotechnic flares. Fireworks and all kinds of powders. Fire extinguishing material. Insecticides. Kerosene or acetone. Lighter fluid. Paintings. Mercury Medical products. Bleaches. Radioactive Material. Poisons. Drain cleaners. Propane tanks. Scuba tanks.

[2] Pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, cartridges and ammunition, percussion caps, detonators. Axes, machetes, bows and arrows, mittens, flexible control nightstick and lead. Swords, sabers, foils and similar ones, Knives, razors, verduguillos, daggers, knives and similar ones to any size and composition. Harpoons and other underwater weapons, toys that simulate weapons or explosives. Electrical stunners and similar defensive items. Tear gases, Laughing gases, etc. 


Airlines operating at this airport





LAN Perú

Peruvian Airlines

TACA Perú 


Sky Airline

Aero Cardal 

Lost objects

In case of loss, or total or partial damage of your baggage or personal belongings, go to the counter of the airline, that transports you, or to the general information counter. Also you can call 054 344834 in order to get more information.



The Aeropuerto Internacional Rodríguez Ballón has private security service. You count on a first aid unit, an Aviation Firefighters unit, firefighting equipment with Titan E-One trucks, support units and ambulances for emergency medicine cases.

People with physical disabilities

Disabled passengers with moving limitations should coordinate required facilities with their airline. The airport has restrooms, conditioned for disabled people, and ramps for wheelchair movement.


Travel with children

Children may travel with a parent or other adult, in case of domestic travels, if they carry a Notarized Permission with one of the parent’s signature or authorization of the Family Court. The Código de los Niños y Adolescentes del Perú (Code of Children and Adolescents in Peru), Law No. 27337, in case of foreign travel, states in Article 111 that for Peruvian children that travel abroad, alone or accompanied only by one of their parents, is mandatory the authorization granted by both parents, or the parent who will not travel with the child.

Children need special care when they are traveling but also can enjoy an airplane flight. To avoid problems with the altitude (Arequipa is 2,363 meters above sea level) is better to take the nausea and headache medication, recommended by the pediatrician.

Travel tips

If you travel to Arequipa, bring light clothes for the day and a coat for the night.

The city is located at an altitude of 2,363 meters above sea level, which can cause discomfort to people living in lowland areas. Be careful using pills for altitude sickness, you should consume the pills eight hours before arriving in the city. These are sold without prescription in pharmacies.

Visit the iPerú stand. There you will find the most complete information about tourist attractions of the region and the best ideas to enjoy your stay in Arequipa.

The first day is recommended to rest a few hours before leaving for a tour, eat light food and drink enough liquids. Coca tea, very nice hot infusion, is an excellent remedy for altitude sickness.

If you are only a visit in Peru, you must keep your Andean Migration Card, with your full personal information, because you shall submit it at the Migration Department at the moment you leave the country. You can present it at the hotels in order to avoid paying the value added tax - VAT (18%).

If you lose your Andean Migration Card, you will have to pay S/.8.05 at the Banco de la Nación in order to get a duplicate.

The national currency is the Nuevo Sol but you can take dollars or euros, exchange them in the city at banks and foreign exchange offices or use them in your consumptions and purchases.

Buy your tickets on airlines or travel agencies. Hire your tours with tourism companies, use accredited taxis. As a result, your journey will be more safe and enjoyable.

Wear sunglasses and sunscreen because solar radiation is high.